Cyborg Cited for Battery
UPDATE: Cyborg has been cited for battery following her attack on fellow UFC fighter Angela Magana, MMA Fighting reported Monday night.
A video of the incident was also released on Monday. That clip can be viewed at the bottom of the article.
This weekend at the UFC’s annual Fighters’ Summit in Las Vegas, much of the UFC’s 500+ fighter roster was present for informative conversations and meetings with the promotion’s new ownership. Things seemed to go off without a hitch, until Sunday night when news broke of an altercation between Cris "Cyborg" Justino and strawweight Angela Magana.
Cyborg reportedly confronted Magana, who had made disparaging Tweets about Justino and her long-time boyfriend in the past, and the confrontation turned physical with Justino punching Magana.
MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani was the first to report of the incident, and many fighters and media members at the Summit confirmed that the altercation took place.
Cris Cyborg & Angela Magana just got into an altercation at the retreat. Words exchanged, tempers flared and Cyborg punched Magana.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 21, 2017
Magana took to Twitter with a simple message, hinting at the possibility of legal action being taken place against Justino:
The UFC has not made a comment on the incident yet, but it is surely a situation that will be taken seriously. Given that the UFC was prepping to have the majority of the roster in one location interacting with one another, measures were taken to ensure that there would be no altercations of this sort. The promotion will hopefully release an update on the incident in the coming days, but it may serve as yet another roadblock in Cyborg’s tumultuous UFC career.